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Leona (Belval) Shearn

November 18, 1920 ~ February 13, 2019 (age 98)

Leona Shearn, age 98,  of Linton, passed away on Wednesday morning, February 13, 2019, at AristaCare at Woodland Park in Orbisonia, Pennsylvania.  She was born in Linton on November 18, 1920, the daughter of Henry & Aline (Villan) Belval. 

She graduated from Linton High School in 1938 and lived in Linton her whole life.

Leona worked at Crane Naval Depot during WWII, packing powder bags, and retired after 15 years from General Electric in 1986 in Linton.  She moved to Shirleysburg, PA in October, 2013 to be near her son.  She was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church for many years, and later the First United Methodist Church, Ladies Moose, and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary for 59 years  

She enjoyed shopping, Colts football and visiting with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Leona is survived by her son, Bill (Kathleen) Shearn of Shirleysburg, PA, four grandchildren, Bill, Andrew, Joshua, and Stacey, and twelve great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William “Junior” Shearn in 1971, and three brothers, Ferry, Henry, & Andy Belval.  

Funeral service will be held at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton at 1:30 pm on Saturday, February 16, 2019 with Rev. Ben Biggs officiating. A private burial will be held in Fairview Cemetery in Linton.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:30 pm until the time of service.

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